State Sen. Barry
Loudermilk (R-District 14), who was endorsed by FreedomWorks,
defeated former Republican congressman and 2008 Libertarian
presidential candidate Bob
Barr for the Republican nomination in the race in Georgia’s
11th congressional district in tonight’s primary run-off.
Every member of the New York City police department will be
required to undergo retraining on the use of violence following the
death of a man in custody who appeared to have been subdued with a
chokehold, the police commissioner said today.
Police Commissioner William Bratton said his investigators have
spoken with the FBI "to discuss their monitoring of this
investigation," and said that he would "not be surprised" if
federal prosecutors began their own civil rights violation
A campaign to organize adjunct faculty has run aground at the
University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, where independent
instructors voted against forming a union.
After a hotly contested union election, the vote was 84 in favor
and 136 opposed, according to union officials.
The results, announced late Monday, dealt a setback to
organizers of Adjunct Action, an offshoot of the Service Employees
International Union, who had hoped to build momentum for a
statewide effort to improve pay and benefits for part-time
At least four people were killed in a suicide bombing at an army
base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday, a security
Islamist militants and army forces have been clashing regularly
in the city, but suicide attacks have been rare during the turmoil
that has followed the 2011 overthrow over veteran ruler Muammar
NEW YORK (AP) — Two large American flags atop the Brooklyn
Bridge — one of New York City's most heavily secured landmarks —
were replaced sometime during the night with white banners that
were spotted Tuesday morning fluttering in the wind.
Police crime scene and intelligence detectives were
investigating how the flags were switched out on the famed span
that connects Brooklyn and Manhattan, and there were no reports of
suspicious activity, police said. Officers in patrol cars are
stationed at both ends of the bridge, which is constantly monitored
by surveillance cameras.
NEWARK – After a hearing this morning, Superior Court Judge Mary
Jacobson ordered the Christie Administration to turn over by August
15th records requested by a government transparency activist
who wanted to review requests others had made in the wake of the
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey represents
Harry Scheeler of Cape May County, who has been auditing local,
county and state agencies for years to see if they are compliant
with the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). Scheeler conducts his
audits by requesting – and receiving – records of all Open Public
Records Act requests submitted to various government agencies.
President Obama and his wife, Michelle, could be the owners of a
home in Rancho Mirage listed at $4.25 million before the month is
The First Family is believed to be in escrow on a contemporary
home in a gated community where entertainers Frank Sinatra, Bob
Hope and Bing Crosby once maintained estates.
The White House said rumors regarding a home in Rancho Mirage
are not true.
But area real estate agents, who spoke on condition of
anonymity, said the Obamas are the buyers of the Rancho Mirage
home. Listing agents Marc Lange and Carl Blea of HOM Sotheby’s
International declined to comment.
Diplomatic efforts to halt violence in the Gaza Strip
intensified Tuesday as Secretary of State John Kerry and Egypt's
Foreign Minister made a new push for a cease-fire, while the
Israeli army confirmed that one of its soldiers was missing after a
deadly battle earlier this week.
The Times of Israel reported that the Israel Defense Forces said
that it had not recovered the body of a seventh serviceman believed
to be killed in action early Sunday morning when an armored
personnel carrier was destroyed in an attack.
Ukraine has opened criminal cases against Russian Defense
Minister Gen. Sergei Shoigu and Russian businessman Konstantin
Malofeyev, the Ukrainian Internal Affairs Ministry said in a
statement Tuesday. Shoigu is accused of involvement in organizing
illegal armed groups. Malofeyev is accused of funding them. Russia
has repeatedly insisted it is not involved in any violence in the
Also, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board says one of
its experts will help retrieve information from Malaysia Airlines
Flight 17's flight data recorders, which are being sent to the